Axalta Awarded the “Industry Promotion Enabler Award” from China Coatings Industry Association


  • Willie Wu and Dr. Yan Fucheng were respectively granted the “Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurs” and the “Award for Technology Development Promoters” in China Coatings Industry over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening up
  • Axalta China Growth Story Included in the Book on China Coatings Industry over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening up

On March 26-27, Axalta won the “Industry Growth Enabler Award” from China Coatings Industry Association(CNCIA) at 2019 China Coatings Conference. During the event, Willie Wu, President of Axalta Greater China, and Dr. Yan Fucheng, Product Director, Axalta Greater China Transportation Coatings, were also respectively granted the “Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurs” and “Award for Technology Development Promoters” in China Coatings Industry over the 40 Years’ Reform and Opening up.

In addition, as an indispensable participant and witness in the development and growth of China coatings industry, Axalta’s development and footprint expansion in China was also included in the book titled “Great Reformation, Brilliant Achievements – Complimenting China Coatings Industry over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening up” published by China Coatings Industry Association.

Willie Wu said, “The exciting award is a full recognition of Axalta's long-standing contribution to China coatings industry. Over the 40 years of reform and opening up, the industry has developed to a new level and become a significant member in the innovation of the global coatings industry. Axalta is among the first group of multinational coatings companies entering China in the 1980s. Over the past 35 years, based on its cutting-edge coating technology and global advantages, Axalta has been continuously developing its business in China while actively playing an important role in the sustainable development of China coatings industry, as well as the auto and industrial fields. We are deeply proud of the accomplishments Axalta and China’s coating industry have achieved in the past 40 Years.”

Speaking of the awards of himself and his colleague, Mr. Wu added, “My colleague Dr. Yan Fucheng and I are honored to receive the awards from China Coatings Industry Association. As old hands with over 20 years of experience in this industry, we are fortunate to have participated in and witnessed the rapid development of the industry together with industry colleagues, and we are grateful for the opportunities that China’s coatings industry has given us to achieve enterprise’s development as well as personal growth all the way forward.”